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Single-family home prices in the Providence-Warwick metro area rose 7.1 percent in October compared with the same period last year, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index report released Tuesday. more
Cyber Monday sales surged, sending online shopping toward a single-day record as Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc. siphoned consumers from brick-and-mortar stores. more
Consumer spending on Small Business Saturday had cash registers ringing across the United States - up to a total of $5.7 billion, a 3.6 percent increase over the $5.5 billion in 2012. more
A new study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows that Rhode Island claims the lowest share nationwide of public-sector and federal contract jobs as a percentage of all nonfarm payroll jobs, with 14.3 percent of all jobs in the state falling in the public sector. more
Gasoline prices continued to rise in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, marking the second consecutive week of higher prices in both states, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Manufacturing unexpectedly accelerated in November at the fastest pace in more than two years, pointing to a pickup in business spending that will help propel the U.S. economy in early 2014. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 1 percent in October to 123.9 from 122.7 in September. more
U.S. retailers eked out a 2.3 percent sales gain on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in line with a prediction for the weakest holiday results since 2009. more
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index toward its eighth straight weekly advance, as retailers including Gap Inc. and Best Buy Co. gained amid Black Friday sales events. more
When J.C. Penney Co.’s store in New York’s Herald Square opened at 8 p.m. yesterday, Paula Mason was the first shopper through the door. more
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